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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Feb 11, 2013 11:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

I think I did have a pair of vans at one point but it wasn't my normal wear. No I just wore tennis shoes. Except for the long hair I never really got into the hippy thing,just t-shirt and jeans. In fact I really still have sort of a problem with the whole white people in dread locks wearing nasty dirty sweaters and walking around barefoot in the filthy city. I always thought the whole scene was just as trendy and full of phonies as any other clique.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 11, 2013 11:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

Well said.

I never got into the whole suburban-hippie thing either. Always had a feeling that a lot of those folks were trying just a little to hard to be perceived as getting "it" more than anyone else.
"Check me out with my unwashed hair and worn out Birkenstocks. I have never eaten anything that had eyes. I have over 1345 tapes in the back of my multicolored VW. Jerry calls me for song writing advice."
Pretty sure that as soon as a tour was over these individuals immediately showered, shaved, got a hair cut, put their Izod's and chinos back on, parked the VW, hopped into the shiny BMW Dad bought them for Arbor Day followed by a long drive to the country club for a hearty brunch of Panda nostrils.
This isn't to say that everyone who had dreads and wore sandals was a "poser"; to those who did what they did simply for the fact that it was who they were, I want to give all due repsect.

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Poster: ducats Date: Feb 11, 2013 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

Panda nostrils?

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Poster: high flow Date: Feb 11, 2013 4:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

See SDH post above.

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Poster: ducats Date: Feb 12, 2013 5:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

i did. my reply was to him. i don't get it?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 12, 2013 6:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

I asked myself if I was a hardcore vegan who was also a lifetime member of the World Wildlife Fund, what would be the polar opposite of my normal meal choice?

Don't ask why Panda nostrils came to mind, but it seemed to work. If you'd rather, feel free to insert alternate choices such as California Condor liver, Relict Leopard Frog kidneys or perhaps Northern White Rhinoceros pancreas.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 11, 2013 12:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

huh? Its sad to say they are still around, and at every
fest I go to. The last fest I went to, a teenaged boy
wore down his buds Prius battery listening to Journey. Yes, Journey. All night. You cant make this shit up.

At the end of the weekend,
I offered him a jump start, but he declined. Sure enough
mommy and daddy showed up to save the day. Every one
laughed outloud. I didnt out of respect of the handful
of Adderall he gave me the night before. Come to find out
he had school the next day.

Dont stop believin...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 11, 2013 6:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

LOL, that's a real book. The Trustafarian Handbook:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Trustafarian-Handbook-Neo-Hippie-Lifestyle/dp/B004L2KNMI#reader_B004L2KNMI

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 11, 2013 7:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

I know!! It kinda freaked me out when stumblin upon it.
thx for the link (again). Absolutely Fabulous.
If you want to start a 'fav' post, I will go first
Definitely 'Eyes' takes the cake for me. Hands down.
(Sorry Bertha)
Now you go...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 11, 2013 9:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

But the point isn't your fave song. It's what your fave song says about you. So, I take it that Eyes is your pick because you eat pandas? And other things with eyes?

It's too hard to pick a favorite, but when I have to, I generally say TOO and StSt. What that says about me is ... ummmm ... that I have good taste in music. Which is applicable to everyone here, I think. But definitely not to young Journey a la Prius. Someday he'll grow up. And then we can be scared. Very scared.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Feb 12, 2013 6:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You - Good Taste!

Right on cue - THE NY Times has this to say about OUR good taste today:

AMERICANS didn’t always ask so many questions or expect so much in their quest for enjoyment. It was enough for them simply to savor a good cigar, a nice bottle of wine or a tasty morsel of cheese.

photo: A bottle of Chateau Petrus, Pomerol vintage 1975.

Not anymore. Driven by a relentless quest for “the best,” we increasingly see every item we place in our grocery basket or Internet shopping cart as a reflection of our discrimination and taste. We are not consumers. We have a higher calling. We are connoisseurs.

Connoisseurship has never been more popular. Long confined to the serious appreciation of high art and classical music, it is now applied to an endless cascade of pursuits. Leading publications, including The New York Times, routinely discuss the connoisseurship of coffee, cupcakes and craft beers; of cars, watches, fountain pens, lunchboxes, stereo systems and computers; of tacos, pizza, pickles, chocolate, mayonnaise, cutlery and light (yes, light, which is not to be confused with the specialized connoisseurship of lighting). And the Grateful Dead, of course.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/business/connoisseurship-expands-beyond-high-art-and-classical-music.html?_r=0

A toast to my fellow connoisseurs!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 12, 2013 6:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You - Good Taste!

And then they don't even make another reference to Grateful Dead Connoisseurship. C'mon, NYT, where's the sidebar?

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 12, 2013 12:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

I get it. But 'Eyes' really does represent me. I dont know
where the nut-thatch winters, but I do know my wings are a mile long. And I cant call my soul a critic, no. etc...

I find it intersting that your 2 favs are completely different.
One is free form with 2 short verses (TOO)that could go on
forever. And it has its basis: Getting busted for smilin on a cloudy day (true story) and Cowboy Neal (as we all
know, BLESS HIS SOUL)
And the other is a stuctured, very lyrical, and an
imaginative piece. What a lot of fleeting matters you have spurned. You must be complicated.
PLEASE dont offense to that. Jokes... One man gathers what
another woman spills.

So does TOO and StSt represent you? Or they just your favs?
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own

Did it matter, does it now?
I would answer if I only knew how.

Answers aplenty in the
bye and bye...

Sent from my Ipad~

edit ~http://archive.org/details/gd1966-02-12.sbd.bershaw.9515.shnf

another edit ~intersting? that was before my 1st cup of coffee. interesting is I am sure what you must have read.
Maybe I should switch beverages...

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Feb 12, 2013 6:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

I think there are different categories: Favorite overall song and favorite lyrics aren't really the same. So for me, when I say "favorite song," I'm reacting to the whole sound, not necessariy the lyrics per se. That would be a whole other thread ......

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 13, 2013 6:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

oh gawd. not another thread... ;)
I understand and respect you opinion

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 11, 2013 1:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

Bingo. Yup, I knew I'd get J & Flow to let us know what they think about these posers, and that was what I was driving at with the "putting on airs" comment.

IE, the biggest thing we embraced about the DEAD was the MYTH (my/our "it") that we should be cynical, self absorbed, apolitical, anti-establishment-spare-me-your-cause music lovers that didn't want too many folks finding out what "it" was for fear such folks would show up and attempt to market or exploit "it" or in any way, shape, or form, impinge on our ability to enjoy "it".

Again, my big motivation for stopping 'it' in 82 (when I stopped going to the DEAD). "it" had to be something you came to organically; it had to develop with the least amount of external artefact possible, IMHO.

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Poster: high flow Date: Feb 11, 2013 3:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

Well done, I laughed out loud.

What kind of wine pairs best with Panda nostrils?

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 11, 2013 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

I would go with beer. Beyond a Black and Tan and go with a Black and White
i.e. ~ Guinness with Sapporo, and Panda nostrils. yummy

And Ducats, dont listen to SDH, he is eeevil

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Feb 12, 2013 4:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

I find a nice merlot to best compliment the spongy aroma combined with the earthy hint of mucas found in the best Panda notstrils.

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Poster: craven714 Date: Feb 11, 2013 12:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Your Favorite Dead Song Says About You

At least you had a T-shirt on. Damn dirty hippies

edit~ Maybe dude had a point about Dark Star, at least the TDIH
today: the cut around the 7 minute mark is criminal~
http://archive.org/details/gd70-02-11.early-late.sbd.sacks.90.sbefail.shnf

Otherwise, OMFG what a grate show. TURNPHILUP!

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